This day was the longest, the fight lasted from 10:00 to 18:00 with no breaks on eight tables. We will know the team results after tomorrow's struggle, but already today the superiority of the Russian team was noticeable. Among veterans, the US team performed well and won several gold medals.
In general, the struggle was intense and interesting, but there were several extraordinary situations. For example, in the category of masters of 100 kg, an athlete from Australia Murray McKay went out to the table in shorts, which is prohibited according to the rules, and he was not allowed to fight. He did not lose his head, and took for the first fight somebody's sports pants, but did not have time to wear shoes. Murray did not detain someone else's trousers long, he went to armpower.net shop and bought leggings. Already for the next fight this huge bald man went out to the table in leggings, he won and even posed a little without leaving the table. It's nice that athletes even in such tense moments find a place for humor.
Many people remember the final of the category to 75 kg for senior grandmasters, in which Viktor Zaitsev from Russia and Dick Ingwaldson from the United States pulled. The struggle was protracted, and there was a superfinal in which the American won. In addition to the spectacular fight, the attention of the public was still attracted by the appearance of an American who had several large colored earrings in his ears, and a tattoo on his face in the style of Mike Tyson.
Victor Bratchenya from Belarus and Raimonds Antonovich from Latvia easily won their categories. Raimonds will also pull in the senior category at the most difficult weight - up to 90 kg. Also we would like to note that the captain of the Turkish team, the legendary armwrestler and the expert - Engin Terzi, who easily took the first place, took part in the competitions among the masters.